The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide

  • ID: 2250642
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 776 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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All will welcome this authoritative and up–to–date Handbook of current knowledge on the incidence of suicide and attempted suicide, the biological, genetic, psychological and sociological processes related to suicidal behaviour, and the practical assessment and treatment of suicidal individuals. Interventions for prevention at the local and national levels are also reviewed. The contributors include most of the internationally respected experts in the field, and this important Handbook will be seend to define this field for many years to come.
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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Introduction (Keith Hawton and Kees van Heeringen).

PART I: UNDERSTANDING SUICIDAL BEHAVIOUR.

Suicide in the Western World (Christopher H. Cantor).

Suicide in Asia and the Far East (Andrew T.A. Cheng and Chau–Shoun Lee).

Attempted Suicide: Patterns and Trends (Ad J.F.M. Kerkhof).

Biological Aspects of Suicidal Behaviour (Lil Traskman–Bendz and J. John Mann).

The Psychology of Suicidal Behaviour (J. Mark G. Williams and Leslie R. Pollock).

Ethology and Suicidal Behaviour (Robert D. Goldney).

Psychiatric Aspects of Suicidal Behaviour: Depression (Jouko K. Lonnqvist).

Psychiatric Aspects of Suicidal Behaviour: Schizophrenia (Marc De Hert and Jozef Peuskens).

Psychiatric Aspects of Suicidal Behaviour: Substance Abuse (George E. Murphy).

Psychiatric Aspects of Suicidal Behaviour: Personality Disorders (Marsha M. Linehan, Shireen L. Rizvi, Stacy Shaw Welch and Benjamin Page).

Psychiatric Aspects of Suicidal Behaviour: Anxiety Disorders (Christer Allgulander).

Sociology and Suicidal Behaviour (Unni Bille–Brahe).

The Genetics of Suicidal Behaviour (Alec Roy, David Nielsen, Gunnar Rylander and Marco Sarchiapone).

Pathways to Suicide: an Integrative Approach (Kees van Heeringen, Keith Hawton and J. Mark, G. Williams).

PART II: SUICIDE AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

Suicidal Behaviour in Children: an Emphasis on Developmental Influences (Cynthia R. Pfeffer).

Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour: a General Population Perspective (Erik Jan de Wilde).

Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour: Psychiatric Populations (Alan Apter and Ornit Freudenstein).

Suicidal Behaviour among the Elderly (Daniel Harwood and Robin Jacoby).

Sexuality, Reproductive Cycle and Suicidal Behaviour (Jose Catalan).

Suicidal Behaviour and the Labour Market (Stephen Platt and Keith Hawton).

Repetition of Suicidal Behaviour (Issac Sakinofsky).

Physical Illness and Suicidal Behaviour (Elsebeth Nylev Stenager and Egon Stenager).

Ethical and Legal Issues (Antoon Leenaars and Colleagues).

Suicide and Violence (Mathew K. Nock and Peter M. Marzuk).

Suicide among Psychiatric Inpatients (Manfred Wolfersdorf).

The Impact of Suicide on Relatives and Friends (Sheila E. Clark and Robert D. Goldney).

PART III: THE TREATMENT OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOUR.

Pharmacotherapy of Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour (Robbert J. Verkes and Philip J. Cowen).

Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour (Heidi L. Heard).

General Hospital Management of Suicide Attempters (Keith Hawton).

Treatment Strategies for Adolescent Suicide Attempters (Philip Hazell).

Treatment and Prevention of Suicidal Behaviour in the Elderly (Diego De Leo and Paolo Scocco).

Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Management of Suicidal Behaviour (Kees van Heeringen).

PART IV: THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.

Prediction of Suicide and Attempted Suicide (Robert D. Goldney).

General Population Strategies of Suicide Prevention (Rachel Jenkins and Bruce Singh).

Prevention of Suicide in Psychiatric Patients (Louis Appleby).

Approaches to Suicide Prevention in Asia and the Far East (R. Srinivasa Murthy).

Suicide Prevention in Schools (David Shaffer and Madelyn Gould).

Suicide Prevention and Primary Care (Konrad Michel).

The Role of Mass Media in Suicide Prevention (Armin Schmidtke and Sylvia Schaller).

Volunteers and Suicide Prevention (Vanda Scott and Simon Armson).

Future Perspectives (Keith Hawton and Kees van Heeringen).

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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" a colleague wanted to borrow a book for a lecture he was giving on suicide, there was only one choice as to what to lend him, this volume." (Psychological Medicine, Vol. 33, 2003)
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